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Winter 2009
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Foreword - Winter 2009

Whilst in our Autumn issue of DanceNSW, we looked at making the transition from the physical discipline of dance to other careers in a case study of SCOPE by Professor Elizabeth More AM, this time we look at performing and how to ‘be the best you can be’.



The Mental Side of Dancing

By Gareth J. Mole (MAPS) Head of Sport and Performance Psychology Condor Performance www.condorperformance.com

So you want to be the best you can be. Well join the queue because if you took the time to ask every dancer you ever met you’d find most of them have this as a vague goal as well.


Australian Dance Awards 2009

The 2009 Australian Dance Awards were announced and presented in Melbourne last month. The Awards identify Australian dance professionals, both in Australia and overseas, who have distinguished themselves in performance, choreography, design, dance writing, teaching and dance on film. A record-breaking 550 nominations were received for works presented during 2008.



RUN by Tess de Quincey
Coming up in August, RUN – a performance engine is the newest performance installation by De Quincey Co that explores extreme energy and motion. 

AGM 2009

The Board of Ausdance NSW invites you to the Ausdance NSW AGM 2009 - You don't have to be a member to attend, all are welcome! Get Social, Get Connected! 



Ausdance NSW Arts Funding submission

The 2009 Arts NSW funding round resulted in an overall low percentage of dance projects funded.  Feedback from the dance sector indicated that amongst other things, the current levels of funding has resulted in a lack of opportunities for professional dance artists and choreographers, a drain of the state’s most talented artists and rapidly decreasing numbers of new and fully produced dance work and touring opportunities in NSW.



Australian Dance Festival Forum

Topic - Tips for Independent Artists
Recently, I was approached by Angela Lau, to give a forum at the Australian Dance Festival about How to manage yourself as an independent artist to ensure career longevity..The forum was attended by 30 independent artists-emerging and established-across a broad range of fields within the dance industry. The participants discovered that whether you specialize in contemporary dance practice, commercial dance or ballroom - most principles surrounding operatin



SCOPE update
In the Autumn issue of DanceNSW, we published a paper presented by Ausdance NSW’s Chair, Professor Elizabeth More, AM at the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2008.   Professor More presented a case study of SCOPE (Securing Career Opportunities and Professional Employment) as an initiative that assisted those in the dance sector in making the transition from the physical discipline of dance to other careers.

Robert Helpmann Awards 2009
Live Performance Australia (LPA) have announced the List of Nominations in each of the 41 categories for the 2009 Helpmann Awards.  

Critical Path update Winter 09
Critical Path's Winter Artists’ talks (Supported by the British Council)

WSDA Update - July 2009

The board of Western Sydney Dance Action (WSDA) would like to congratulate Olivia Ansell for her recent nomination by Creative Sydney, part of the recent Vivid Festival, as one of Sydney’s top 100 Creative Catalysts. Olivia has been recognised as an inspirational and innovative Sydneysider who has made a unique contribution to the city's creative culture. She has received this honour in 2009 for 'opening the world of dance for the new generation'.